Forced PIO do the following:. You may need to run rfkill as root, and that may need to be installed first. Then there’s Broadcomm, the king of undocumented. Uninstall the bcmwl-kernel-source package by issuing the following command on a terminal: It waited until after I posted on this forum to start working.

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Linux Mint itself comes with a number of applications pre-installed and hundreds or perhaps thousands of applications are available in the Software Manager.

Now it seems your dongle might be working but there is no “internet” access which might be a firewall thing. You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. Update the list of available packages: You can either restart your pc or if this is a linuc type the following commands in the terminal which will ‘switch on’ your wireless.

So, in case it helps someone else in the same case as me, here is the necessary information: I have used Mint on A to Z and have never had any problems for many many years. This solution is not working for me.

What are the steps to install Broadcom wireless drivers for a BCM43xx card? Jim Rogers 1 4. If you read the reference I provided a link to, it explains how to exclude particular devices by chipset from USB autosuspending.


External Links Upstream b43 and b43legacy kernel driver http: As Frankbell has suggested it does look like ‘something more is going on’. When satisfied, the relevant Broadcom proprietary driver will be acquired, the firmware within will be extracted and installed.

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Uninstall the bcmwl-kernel-source package by issuing the following command on a terminal: This is a common problem to Broadcom wireless chip. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.

I waited for a while and the Wi-Fi was responding again. After all this, the system was ready–desktop and its files.

New Install. WiFi working but no networks show up.

I’m a user with no advance knowledge in Linux, so I would need clear explanations on how to make, compile, etc. At the end, we should have the choice of keep testing the OS or reboot the system.

If you’re not running Natty or Oneiric, your kernel probably won’t have this driver. If you’ve already installed it, remove it. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 bcm431 on this site the association bonus does not count.

If you are looking for more eye candy, check out the best icon themes for Ubuntu and install them in Mint here. I was amazed recently when my K Desktop Environment found the dongle and the network and got itself all connected with out any hasseling around. Linux Mint is one of the best Linux distributions for new users.


After I did the above the wireless had to be unblocked by rfkill: This package was perviously installed on my computer, but the Wifi wasn’t working no detection of any wireless network, since the upgrade to Ubuntu Find More Posts by frankbell View Blog.

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I tried disabling and re-enabling the Broadcom driver. Either solving minor problems that were happening with a working card or making the card work for the first time. Special thanks to chili who helped bm4321 the Ubuntu forums and on this site with many questions related to Wireless devices and to others who have contributed through E-Mail, chats, IRC and more in testing various drivers with several of the linxu popular Broadcom Wireless cards Huge Thanks to Chili really. Remember to have a clean system before installing it: Even wifi dongles that work often change chip sets.

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